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Hollywood Armenians: Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian

Steven Zaillian is an American film director of Armenian origin, screenwriter, editor, producer and founder of the "Film Rites" film company, and winner of the "Oscar" in 1994 for the screenplay for the film "Schindler's List". The Times magazine called Zaillian "the most cunning, skillful...

Lchashen Wagon - The Oldest Known Wagon In The World

Lchashen Wagon

This incredibly well preserved 4,000 year old wagon made of just oakwood, unearthed in the Lchashen village near Lake Sevan - is the oldest known wagon in the world, and it is currently on display in the History Museum of Armenia in Yerevan. This wagon...

Levon Arakelyan's “Miracle” Cave in Arinj

Levon Arakelyan Cave

Hidden beneath an ordinary looking home in Arinj, at the end of a meandering alley, is a series of underground chambers, all carved out by one man - Levon Arаkelyan. Levon started digging in 1985, and didn’t stop till his death in 2008. Today, the...

"Tarehats" - Traditional Armenian New Year Bread


"Tarehats" (which means the “Bread of the Year” in Armenian), used to be baked all over the historic Armenia. Tradition of baking of the "Tarehats" came to us from the Pagan times. Thousands of years ago, our ancestors baked this holiday bread for the New...

"Chamichov Pilaf" - Armenian Sweet Rice Pilaf With Raisins

Armenian Sweet Rice Pilaf with Raisins

This Sweet Rice Pilaf with raisins, dried fruits and nuts - is a fragrant and delicious traditional Armenian dish, which has been passed down through the generations, and is usually made twice per year: on Armenian Christmas and Easter days. It is very simple and...

Armenian Gull (Larus Armenicus)

Armenian Gull

Did you know that although Armenia doesn’t have a sea, there is a type of gull called the Armenian gull (Larus armenicus), and the Lake Sevan in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia - is a haven for these birds?...